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Separation of gums around lower left second & third molar. Pain started after cavity filling at dentist. Accompanied with bleeding & a white/red sore?
Gums: It sounds like you have gingival trauma or infection. Have your dentist look at the problem. All the best. ...Read more
Is local anaesthesia during cavity filling at the dentist clinic affect my birth control pills effectiveness ?
A filling for a small cavity keeps falling out. This is the 5th time i will have to get it fixed in 1 1/2 years. Should i find a new dentist?
Depends: Depends on where the cavity is. If it was on the edge of a front tooth/incisor, those can have a tendency to chip off if you are not careful about biting into hard food. If its in the back of your mouth, with the bonding process being very technique sensitive, if any saliva hits the tooth in the middle of bonding, that can compromise the bond and make it more likely to fall out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which are better to get; white fillings, or the metal ones? I already have 8 childhood cavities. And can dentists replace old cavities and how?
White fillings: Yes the metal fillings can be replaced with white fillings. We usually do not replace them unless they need to be replaced because of decay of fractcures but you can request they be done. If the fillings are really large they will need to be replaced with a crown ( tooth colored ). The latest generation of white fillings last as long as metal fillings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To fix cavity, do dentist charge by 1, 2, 3, surface fillings only, or is there extra other than fillings, because dentists are fixing cavity+filling?
Lots of variables: The fee may vary based on both the number of surfaces and how large and/or deep the cavity is. Example: a large one surface cavity could cost more then a small two surface cavity. Cost will also vary based on what filling materials are used. Every patient and tooth is its own unique situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this dentist scamming me? Went to the dentist recently and he said that an old cavity needed to be removed and replaced with a crown. However, I have went to the dentist earlier this year and she said i only needed a new filling. He said that the fil
After going to the dentist for a cavity filling, my cheek swollen the next day really bad. They didn't do anything to my cheek.
Go to your pharmacy.: Temporary dental filling material is available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. It may seem self-evident, but needs to be stressed: temporary filling material is only for temporary use, and will do nothing to prevent the progression of tooth decay or avert dental infection. You should arrange for professional dental service at your earliest opportunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fillings cause discoloration on my gums? I had a silver filling used to fill a cavity, and now the gum next to it looks like it is turning bluish or something. I don't know what's going on. Should i see my dentist?
Gingival tattoo: Sometimes in the process of doing a silver amalgam filling, small pieces of the excess filling can become embedded in the gum tissue, creating what your describing. The area is not swollen, but is purplish and is close to the filling. It is not dangerous, but if you find it effects your esthetics see a periodontists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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